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Wellhams Mobile Mechanics Limited

South Ockendon , 12 years of experience


11th September 2017
“Richard was friendly and courteous and I was happy with the work he did.”

PHILLIP

Renault Megane II • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

24th August 2017
“I am very surprised and would like to recommend Clickmechanic. Richard was really polite and respectful.
Excellent.”

ALISON

Volvo V40 • 48000 Miles Service


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22nd August 2017
“Very fast repair. I been given my car back in few hours. Very happy. Thank you”

KRYSTIAN

BMW 3 Series • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

8th September 2017
“Thank you,

I appreciate the work completed by Robbie. He was efficient, on time and courteous.
I will definitely recommend this service to my colleagues and friends.”

JOHN

Renault Master III • Rear brake pads (all) replacement


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Bear Motor

London , 18 years of experience


8th August 2017
“Dan did a great job changing shock absorber. Quick and checked car for any other problems.”

VISHAL

Volkswagen Jetta • Rear shock absorber replacement

27th October 2015
“Dan did a great job. Very happy indeed.”

RICHARD

Volkswagen Passat • Service - Minor


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Deutschwerx Ltd

Newport , 21 years of experience


28th July 2017
“Grant was brilliant - very happy with the repairs carried out. Thank you!”

SADIE

LDV Convoy • Rear shock absorber replacement

25th July 2017
“Grant was extremely polite helpful and knowledgeable, very pleased”

RICHARD

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Wiper linkage replacement


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Mk Moors

Hayes , 7 years of experience


27th July 2017
“Moses was very friendly and courteous - and I'm very happy with the work he carried out”

KEITH

Mercedes-Benz M-Class • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

20th August 2017
“Friendly and courteous. Couldn't have asked for more :). Also, gave a quick check over things to make sure there wasn't anything glaring for an upcoming MOT.”

NITESH

BMW 1 Series • Front road spring replacement

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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